BC increases minimum wage on June 1, 2023

On June 1, 2023, the minimum wage in BC will increase from $15.65 to $16.75 per hour.   This 6.9% increase was based on the inflation rate for 2022.  In 2022, the increase to the wage rate was only 2.8%. 

The increase to the minimum wage is confirmed in the Employment Standards Regulation (pursuant to the Employment Standards Act) in BC. 

Some employees in BC have different minimum wage requirements, such as residential caretakers.  Some employees are also excluded from the protections of the Employment Standards Act, such as: physicians, dentists, engineers, architects, chiropractors, some insurance agents, and veterinarians.